To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's (a) total managed expenditure, (b) total spending on Information Technology and (c) spending on Information Technology as a proportion of its total managed expenditure has been in each financial year since 1997–98. 
Total managed expenditure, total spending on Information Technology and spending on Information Technology as a proportion of its total managed expenditure for each of the of the last six years was as follows.
1. The managed expenditure totals from 1997–98 to 2000–01 reflect Appropriation Account cash-based figures. Those in 2001–02 and 2002–03 are resource-based and include net capital expenditure. 2001–02 is an outturn figure; 2002–03 represents the Parliamentary Estimate.
2. During 2002–03, the FCO embarked on a major new MIS and HR programme (Prism).